Offical Austin FC and PSV Hate Thread

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by jack sticker, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am however curious about how and where and when they took that picture.
     
  2. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jun 30, 2013
    Beverly, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've drank Body Armor for a while now - good stuff, I like it.

    Watch the sugar though.
     
  4. crewfan_in_columbus

    Feb 25, 2001
    Columbus is home
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like the sound of “Rotten Logs” to describe Two Oaks and Austin FC. And I like the sound of “Stump Thumpers” for their supporters.
     
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  5. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2605 Bill Archer, Jan 16, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2020
    Thanks.

    I guess for the kind of money El Chino is getting, he can get his ass stuffed right back on a plane for four more hours.

    Just seemed weird - the poor guy just got here.

    But they're starting camp out there on Saturday so he'll surely just be able to cool his heels for a couple days.

    In fact, maybe that's the deal with Cadden too; no real reason to land him at CMH today, just keep on going to Cali.
     
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  6. catfish9

    catfish9 Member+

    Jul 14, 2011
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    So they've increase their ranks from 6 to 9 in their 1st year. 50% growth is pretty solid.
     
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  7. YITBOS

    YITBOS Member

    Jul 2, 2001
    1.3 hours from CCS
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that's a business metric!


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  8. WhiteHartShame

    WhiteHartShame Member+

    Nov 16, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, okay, but he was also one of only for players/teams named in that second article, even though 19 clubs were part if the deal. I can't bitch too much about lack of love in a photo when we're highlighted so clearly in the text.
     
  10. MLSinSTL

    MLSinSTL Member+

    Mar 20, 2009
    Ohio - near a city
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS website has this neat little figure hidden in an article from yesterday...

    "In total, the sales cover six percent of the 20,500 fans expected..."

    So according to basic math that means ONLY 1,230 season tickets have been sold!

    They don't actually use the paltry number in the article. This number is far worse than numbers in Nashville and people are concerned about what's going to happen with their attendance. Yet they continue to talk about record setting deposits. As we all know, deposits don't equal actual purchases.

    Maybe it's time to start the move Austin FC rumors?

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...dible-pace-says-club-president-andy-loughnane
     
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  11. Dr.Fever

    Dr.Fever Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Oct 19, 2018
    They believe they are doing fantastic. *SHRUG*
     
  12. soccerncbus

    soccerncbus Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 29, 2018
    The comment section of that article is hammering Austin. Ya love to see it.
     
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  13. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What does this even mean?

    “We are moving through the stadium, seating category by seating category, and offering locations in the order in which deposits were placed while maintaining the integrity of the deposit process,” said greasy gutter whore Clark Beacom,
     
  14. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Probably means they have one intern going through the mail...
     
  15. AustinSoccerBro

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Dec 2, 2018
    So far, they've only released super premium club seating. They haven't begun contacting people who made general or supporters deposits.
     
  16. catfish9

    catfish9 Member+

    Jul 14, 2011
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Loughnane beamed. “A life in Austin is an incredible life.” :sick::sick::sick::sick:

    OK Andy - Keep telling yourself that every night before you go to bed. But in the end it won't help clear your conscience. You're still a slime ball that deserves to have all 12 of your prepubescent chest hairs peaking our of your weirdly unbuttoned shirt plucked from your body one at a time in front of all the people you have lied to in your career.
     
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  17. catfish9

    catfish9 Member+

    Jul 14, 2011
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Such a strange strategy. Why not pick the low hanging fruit? Why not jump out of the gate with supporters section? Sell the damn thing out. Announce something more than 1200 seats.
     
  18. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
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    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    prediction: they will sell out every home game for a couple of years
     
  19. catfish9

    catfish9 Member+

    Jul 14, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That should be expectation, anything else is not a good sign for long term. BUT there is the parking/traffic thing that regardless of the supposed pent up demand & want to attend games may be a huge factor in driving people away from actually attending.
     
  20. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Because that would take actual staff and you have to pay people to work.
     
  21. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    "Inventive ways of....eventual designated players."

    What are they gonna do? Skywrite the guy's name? Is an "eventual designated player" some sort of new Garber-term like TAM or GAM or is an "eventual designated player" a homegrown with future tabs on being a DP several seasons into the future?
     
  22. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What the hell is "super premium?" Does it come with hookers and blow, whereas "ultra premium" gets only one of those?
     
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  23. crewfan_in_columbus

    Feb 25, 2001
    Columbus is home
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that Chicharito is off the table, they still believe they’re gonna get a Mexican Superstar.

     
  24. stanger

    stanger BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 29, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rod Mercado might be the biggest jackwagon of all 6 Austin fans.
     
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  25. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2625 Minnman, Jan 17, 2020
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
    Look, I (we all) hate the guy. Always will. Lots of other MLS fans do, too (I mean, yeah, just read the comments from that MLS article), But, personally, what causes me to pile on with an article such as this isn't so much what has been legitimately achieved in Austin, it's the silly claims and unnecessary exaggerations coming out of the organization that try and make it more than what it is.

    Fact is, Austin won't kick a ball in futile anger for over a year, but they'll start their inaugural season in MLS with a new stadium; possibly a new $45M training facility (they're supposed to break ground on it this spring). They have a head coach. A "sporting director." Overall, a reasonable staff for a club that doesn't exist yet. A major corporate sponsor that seems to be footing the bill for at least part of the training facility.

    Compared to Nashville and Miami, Austin's not doing bad at all. I mean, Precourt's been working on this project for over three years, so he should have made progress. True, the stadium location isn't nearly what he wanted it to be, and the city seems bizarrely disinterested in anything related to parking and transportation. These are not minor issues. But by comparison, Nashville's stadium is stalled at least until 2022 (and if it is built, it'll be anything but "urban core") and season ticket sales for games that start in 6 weeks are soft. Miami, despite lots of stunning renderings, may end up calling Lockhart II its permanent home. Again, things could certainly be better in Austin, but they could be worse, as well.

    But they don't have "nearly 40,000" season ticket deposits. They have an unreported number of deposits from individuals who each could have claimed up to 8 season tickets. I mean, who the hell boasts about selling 6% of stadium capacity in season tickets? I understand that the process my be in its early stages, but it's just weird.

    Or how about this:

    Near as I can tell (and please correct me if i'm wrong) Austin FC has two corporate partners: St. David’s HealthCare and Double Dave's as its "official pizza partner." That's it. Two. Imagine the positivity from such a ramp up!

    Or that line about DPs:

    What the hell does that mean? Inventive ways to acquire DPs or to introduce them (assuming they're signed)? That quote links to another article that says the club might just sign a DP in the Feb-May window, which would make zero sense and, to anyone with a half a brain, is clearly not going to happen.

    Personally, I like the following quote from this article:

    A big believer in the MLS draft as a way to build a roster. Yowza. That'll bump up the ol' ambition ranking.

    Then there's the Mercado tweet that @crewfan_in_columbus just shared. Again, compared to where they should be, 13 months before they'll start play, Austin is fine. Much of the organization is still a shell, but there's time to address that. It's the childlike delusions of grandeur that are so absurd. Listing Tigres as a "rival." Boasting of the overwhelming support for the club in Austin, where the biggest local newspaper virtually ignores them (and doesn't even employ anyone to cover the sport; Bils is a freelance reporter) and they only draw the same few hundred fans to their largest events.

    Launching an expansion club in MLS is hard. But Minister of Propaganda Loughnane implies its a walk in a park in Austin. Everything's coming up roses and lollipops. They're beating fans off with sticks. Sticks, I tell you! If I didn't hate those mother********ers so much, I'd feel embarrassed for them.
     
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